When the The Dinosauria was first published more than a decade ago, it was hailed as "the best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs" and "an historically unparalleled compendium of information." This second, fully revised edition continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses the recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize the field. A state-of-the-science view of current world research, the volume includes comprehensive coverage of dinosaur systematics, reproduction, and life history strategies, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermoregulation, and extinction. Its internationally renowned authors--forty-four specialists on the various members of the Dinosauria--contribute definitive descriptions and illustrations of these magnificent Mesozoic beasts. The first section of The Dinosauria begins with the origin of the great clade of these fascinating reptiles, followed by separate coverage of each major dinosaur taxon, including the Mesozoic radiation of birds. The second part of the volume navigates through broad areas of interest. Here we find comprehensive documentation of dinosaur distribution through time and space, discussion of the interface between geology and biology, and the paleoecological inferences that can be made through this link. This new edition will be the benchmark reference for everyone who needs authoritative information on dinosaurs.
Issue: до 2011-01
Includes bibliographical references (p. 685-774) and indexes
Origin and relationships of Dinosauria / Michael J. Benton -- Basal Saurischia / Max C. Langer -- Ceratosauria / Ronald S. Tykoski and Timothy Rowe -- Basal Tetanurae / Thomas R. Holtz Jr., Ralph E. Molnar and Philip J. Currie -- Tyrannosauroidea / Thomas R. Holtz Jr. -- Ornithomimosauria / Peter J. Makovicky, Yoshitsugu Kobayashi and Philip J. Currie -- Therizinosauroidea / James M. Clark, Teresa Maryańska and Rinchen Barsbold -- Oviraptorosauria / Halszka Osmólska, Philip J. Currie and Rinchen Barsbold -- Troodontidae / Peter J. Makovicky and Mark A. Norell -- Dromaeosauridae / Mark A. Norell and Peter J. Makovicky -- Basal Avialae / Kevin Padian -- Prosauropoda / Peter M. Galton and Paul Upchurch -- Sauropoda / Paul Upchurch, Paul M. Barrett and Peter Dodson -- Basal Ornithischia / David B. Norman, Lawrence M. Witmer and David B. Weishampel
Basal Thyreophora / David B. Norman, Lawrence M. Witmer and David B. Weishampel -- Stegosauria / Peter M. Galton and Paul Upchurch -- Ankylosauria / Matthew K. Vickaryous, Teresa Maryańska and David B. Weishampel -- Basal Ornithopoda / David B. Norman ... [et al.] -- Basal Iguanodontia / David B. Norman -- Hadrosauridae / John R. Horner, David B. Weishampel and Catherine A. Forster -- Pachycephalosauria / Teresa Maryańska, Ralph E. Chapman and David B. Weishampel -- Basal Ceratopsia / You Hailu and Peter Dodson -- Ceratopsidae / Peter Dodson, Catherine A. Forster and Scott D. Sampson -- Dinosaur distribution / David B. Weishampel ... [et al.] -- Dinosaur taphonomy / Anthony R. Fiorillo and David A. Eberth --
Dinosaur paleoecology / David E. Fastovsky and Joshua B. Smith -- Mesozoic biogeography of Dinosauria / Thomas R. Holtz Jr., Ralph E. Chapman and Matthew C. Lamanna -- Physiology of nonavian dinosaurs / Anusuya Chinsamy and Willem J. Hillenius -- Dinosaur physiology / Kevin Padian and John R. Horner -- Dinosaur extinction / J. David Archibald and David E. Fastovsky